The image below shows what a normal meniscus looks like. Both meniscal cartilages look a bit like a crescent moon, The medial (inside) meniscus looks more like a half crescent, whilst the lateral (outside) meniscus looks more like a full crescent.
M=meniscus F=femur, T=tibia
Different Types of Tears
Different types of tears occur in a meniscus. The arrows demonstrate the tears.
M=meniscus, F=Femur, T=Tibia, P=Probe